Nestled among lush vineyards and expansive farmland of the San Joaquin Valley, the charming City of Fowler is situated five miles south of Fresno. Long considered one of Fresno County’s best kept secrets, Fowler is one of the most beautiful, diverse, and historically rich cities within the County. This friendly community of approximately 6,600 residents is known for its quality of life based on an attractive, quaint downtown, well-kept and safe neighborhoods, and a highly acclaimed school district. Fowler’s ideal location offers close proximity to Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks, and just a several hour drive north to San Francisco, south to Los Angeles or west to the beautiful and majestic Pacific Coast.
The City of Fowler is looking for an experienced and visionary City Manager to lead the City forward into an exciting future with tremendous opportunities. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the operational and administrative head of Fowler’s city government. Economic development and economic vibrancy are key priorities for the City. Fowler has significant land assets that are ideally situated for economic development, and the goal is to capitalize on diverse business opportunities within the commercial/industrial corridor and in the historic downtown areas. Those efforts combined with an emphasis on business retention throughout the city will be essential focus areas for the new Manager. As with many desirable communities, the City continually seeks the ideal balance between quality of life considerations and a strong economic foundation. Additional priority areas for the City Manager include completion of its General Plan update.
The new manager will be a dedicated and proven public servant with strong financial, management and administration skills, along with a solid background in economic development and land use. A background that includes seven or more years of staff management including previous experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or public sector executive in a complex organization is required. A BS/BA in a related field is required and a MS/MA is highly desired. The current salary range for this position open and negotiable DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by December 7, 2020.